Jeepers Creepers 3 is a mystery wrapped in a riddle nestled inside
a piece of human skin an enigma.
Much of that confusion comes down to the prolonged time gap between the long-brewing horror threequel and its predecessor – Jeepers Creepers 2, for instance, first took flight in 2003 – not to mention the heinous controversy involving franchise creator and director, Victor Salva. In short: the filmmaker was accused of sexual misconduct with a minor almost two decades ago, and served 15 months in state prison.
It’s a controversial saga that has resulted in many horror fans distancing themselves from the Jeepers Creepers franchise altogether, and whether Salva deserves another shot behind the lens or not is something we’ll leave to you.
There has, however, been another update from the JC camp, and it’s a fairly significant one. Bloody Disgusting has confirmed today that the threequel is actually a lot closer to hitting theatres than we thought. According to them, Salva’s pic will release on September 26th, which puts it just over a month away – exciting news for those eagerly anticipating the next chapter in this franchise.
Acting as the first Jeepers Creepers in over a decade, one would assume that the task of modernizing a horror icon would prove exceedingly difficult, but for Salva, he’s taking it in his stride.
“Writing and directing a new ‘Jeepers’ film, the first in over a decade, is incredibly exciting for me and I believe for ‘Jeepers’ fans all over the world that have been asking for more,” Salva said. “What will go before cameras as ‘Jeepers Creepers 3′ is a new and terrifying chapter from the ‘Jeepers’ universe. We are bringing back the Creeper’s truck, and will be addressing the big questions about The Creeper: what it is, where it came from and why it does what it does.”
Following a brief and somewhat troubled shoot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana – production reportedly shut down to address concerns about the script – Jeepers Creepers 3 is set to drop into theatres next month, and we can hardly wait to see what the latest instalment in the franchise has in store for us.
Source: Bloody Disgusting